One big item on our to-do list this month? Preserve and support the artifacts of our history and culture—and one step towards that is heading to the nearest movie house soon.
As a gift from the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ Philippine Film Archive this National Heritage Month, free screenings of classic Filipino films are happening nationwide. From May 20 to 27, “From The Archive: Pamanang Pelikula” is serving a wide array of movies in the Cultural Center of the Philippines, SM Cinema movie theaters, the Metropolitan Theater, and cinematheques from across the regions.
Among those included in the roster are National Artist Kidlat Tahimik’s cautionary tale “Turumba,” feminist classic “Insiang” by Lino Brocka, and monochrome bioepic “Genghis Khan” by Manuel Conde, which was made in 1950. Catch me logging into my Letterboxd immediately as the credits roll (like it’s my only personality).
But if heading to the cinemas soon isn’t in your plans, you can still catch the movies on the FDCP channel on May 29 and 30. Check out the full schedule below:
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Stills from “Insiang” and “Ganito Kami Noon… Paano Kayo Ngayon?”